Now when morning came, as soon as it was day, the elders of the people were assembled together with the chief priests and scribes, and the whole Sanhedrin took counsel against Jesus to put Him to death. And they brought Him into the Sanhedrin, saying, "If Thou art the Christ, tell us." But He said to them, "If I tell you, ye will not believe; and if I question you, ye will not answer." Again the high priest asked Him, and said to Him, "I adjure Thee by the living God that Thou tell us whether Thou art the Christ, the Son of God: art Thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?" And they all said, "Art Thou then the Son of God?" Then Jesus said to them, "Ye say so: I am. Furthermore, I say to you, Hereafter ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of the power of God, and coming upon the clouds of heaven." Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, "He blasphemed! What further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye?" Then they answered and said, "Why need we any further testimony? For we ourselves heard it from His own mouth." And they all condemned Him, and said, "He is deserving of death." Then the men that held Jesus mocked Him, and spat in His face, and they beat Him, and blindfolding Him they smote Him on His face with the palms of their hands, saying, "Prophesy to us, Thou Christ, who is he that struck Thee?" And many other things they said against Him blasphemously. Even the officers received Him with blows.